Posted on October 26, 2021

USCIS to Allow Afghan Parolee Charged with Rape to Keep His Work Permit

Robert Law, Center for Immigration Studies, October 26, 2021

In September, President Biden botched the Afghan withdrawal, which cost 13 U.S. servicemembers their lives during a suicide bombing. The Biden administration compounded its errors by recklessly allowing tens of thousands of unvetted Afghans to get on planes headed to the United States {snip}

{snip} Because these Afghans are visa-less, President Biden’s secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) allowed them into the country through an unlawful categorical use of his parole authority.

With parole, these aliens immediately became eligible for a work permit, known as an employment authorization document (EAD). As I scooped back on September 9, DHS issued the work permits before the lengthy national security and background checks could be run. {snip}

By September 16, Axios produced a state-by-state breakdown of where the first roughly 37,000 unvetted Afghans were going within the interior of the country. The state of Montana received 75 Afghans in the first wave of resettlement. One of the unvetted Afghan parolees who ended up in Montana is 19-year-old Zabihullah Mohmand. Last week, Mohmand was charged with violently raping an 18-year-old girl in a hotel room. {snip}

{snip}Instead of feeling some moral culpability in putting Mohmand in a position to commit this crime, multiple DHS sources tell me that the Biden political leadership team has decided that they will not revoke Mohmand’s EAD at this time. {snip}